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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 5193 times:

United are upgrading the B767-300 used on Chicago-Amsterdam to a B777-200. IAD-AMS was recently reduced from 772 to 763 service, role reversal.

Regards

Mike

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25388 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 5136 times:

Not new news. Upgauge has been published since March atleast.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5957 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 5105 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Not new news. Upgauge has been published since March atleast.

True but thank you for posting it HUYfan as I didn't realise that IAD-AMS was being downgaged.



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months ago) and read 5047 times:

Anyone know if UA are thinking of starting DUB? It's the only US legacy carrier that does not fly here. (Well NW doesn't either but their european network is tiny so I wouldn't expect them to start)


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25388 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months ago) and read 4995 times:



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 3):
Anyone know if UA are thinking of starting DUB?

Doubtful especially now that EI will be codesharing with UA.



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months ago) and read 4957 times:



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 3):
(Well NW doesn't either but their european network is tiny so I wouldn't expect them to start)

Well NW is larger than US in Europe and back in the late 80's early 90's was the largest US carrier to Ireland. So if one waits, things change.


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

Oops my bad, must be out of the loop. Feel free to delete thread.

Cheers

Mike


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

IAD-GRU will also be upgraded from B763 to B777.

Rgsm


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4711 times:



Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 5):
Well NW is larger than US in Europe and back in the late 80's early 90's was the largest US carrier to Ireland. So if one waits, things change.

The reason why US Airways flies to DUB and NW doesnt is because of their respective market segments.

There is a huge Irish diaspora population on the U.S. East Coast (NYC-PHL-DC area) which is the main target market for US Airways's Ireland bound flights where as in DTW/Midwest USA there isnt that much.


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4423 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 2):
I didn't realise that IAD-AMS was being downgaged.

I thought it was a seasonal downgrade, and I like to think I stay on top of things. So much for that!  Wink

Shocking to see that they couldn't find a better use for a 777 though - unless, of course, it's a standard 772 (where they're pretty much relegated to Europe). Will the 777 remain on ORD-AMS indefinitely, or is it summer-only?


User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 790 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4415 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Reply 8):
s in DTW/Midwest USA there isnt that much

I don't know the numbers but I'm pretty sure Chicago has a good sized Irish base, don't they? Detroit, I'm not so sure but add up all of your midwestern cities and you've probably got a lot of traffic.


User currently offlineVinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

Where is the 777 coming from?

Is BRU-IAD still 777 or has it been downgraded to 767 to give AMS its 777?


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5957 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4385 times:



Quoting Bartond (Reply 10):
I don't know the numbers but I'm pretty sure Chicago has a good sized Irish base, don't they?

Chicago has a huge number of people who are of Irish decent.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4371 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 12):
Quoting Bartond (Reply 10):
I don't know the numbers but I'm pretty sure Chicago has a good sized Irish base, don't they?

Chicago has a huge number of people who are of Irish decent.

MDW-area has a rather large Irish population..in fact, that Mayor  devil  is of Irish descent...



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5957 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4339 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 13):
MDW-area has a rather large Irish population..in fact, that Mayor is of Irish descent...

One of the things that I miss about Chicago is seeing Daley turn red during news conferences, I thought he was going to explode that time the loop lost power.

South Side Irish Parade was always a blast....



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

UA has a decent operation in BOS also......and that certainly has a Irish population!

Dave



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User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3618 times:



Quoting Vinniewinnie (Reply 11):
Where is the 777 coming from?

Is BRU-IAD still 777 or has it been downgraded to 767 to give AMS its 777?

As far as I know the BRU- IAD T7 was taken from the AMS- IAD service. Brussels has a better yield than Amsterdam. Therefor I was surprised they upgrated AMS- ORD, because not so long ago AMS- ORD was flown only seasonal(763).

I really hope the T7 will be back on AMS- IAD. There's nothing special going on in AMS recently.


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

Reverts to 763 on the ORD-AMS end of October.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Thanks HUYfan. Question remains, why they increased cap. to ORD and decreased it to IAD. IAD is an overall more important gateway to Europe compared to O'Hare. Although I love the United Terminal in Chicago ?

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3011 times:



Quoting Bartond (Reply 10):
I don't know the numbers but I'm pretty sure Chicago has a good sized Irish base, don't they?



Quoting United1 (Reply 12):
Chicago has a huge number of people who are of Irish decent.

The Irish population in Chicago are the second highest ethnic group to reside in Chicago behind Germany. I'm actually half-Chicagoan myself  Silly



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineAirportPlan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2781 times:



Quoting Paneuropean (Reply 18):
Question remains, why they increased cap. to ORD and decreased it to IAD. IAD is an overall more important gateway to Europe compared to O'Hare.

ORD has much more connection potential than IAD.


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